Is anyone else sick of BirdLife Australia marketing?

To: Fred Mack <>
Subject: Is anyone else sick of BirdLife Australia marketing?
From: David Clark <>
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2015 22:14:47 +0000
Yes, their fundraising campaigns are over the top.

I guess the marketing folk have to justify their existence but I would have 
thought one fundraising activity per year would be sufficient and more 



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> On 7 Dec 2015, at 10:09 PM, Fred Mack <> wrote:
> “With numbers down 84%...  how long before the Lesser Sand Plover is extinct?
> “This Silent Shorebirds Crisis can’t continue.”
> Silent crisis? seriously, it’s been at the forefront of ornithology for 10 
> years hasn't it… are BirdLife Australia just realizing this?.. and is this 
> actually true? Given these people have recently said in similar marketing 90% 
> of Australia’s woodlands have been cleared in the past few decades, we need 
> to protect private land for Mallee- Emu-wrens (they never occured on private 
> land as far as I know) and Magpies are going extinct, you have to wonder?
> I’ve supported this organization in the past to the tune of tens of thousands 
> and all I get is constant negative doomsday marketing trying to guilt me into 
> things. They must send me a dozen a year. Add to that a massive and 
> insultingly invasive, “supporter survey” asking me everything from my income 
> to where live!
> These people do wonderful actual conservation and research work - I know I 
> help with much of it and they are great! but for god’s sake who is running 
> this organization these days?
> Is anyone else totally sick of them or is it just me?
> Frank.
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